Please visit our Open House at 10421 McDonald Park RD.
Open House on Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Welcome to Harbour Landing 2017 Built Arts & Crafts style home in new condition. The Salt Spring Plan offered a spacious 3 Bedroom home with an adjoining self contained legal 1 BR suite. No Strata Fees/strata rules in this well planned out neighborhood of stunning homes. Casual elegance exudes throughout with engineered plank-style hardwood floors thru your main living, a master bedroom that comes complete with lrg walk in closet & heated marble tiled ensuite with bathtub. 10' ceilings & a gorgeous kitchen with an abundance of cabinets & Ceasarstone-Slab topped Island, perfect for the family to gather at. Cooks kitchen with gas oven & range, open concept main level featuring beautiful mantle & stone surround gas fireplace. Tankless HWT on demand, heat pump & air conditioning, heated crawl space & single car garage. Steps to all levels of schools, many local area parks, the Airport & Ferries, the ocean & just a few minutes walk into Sidney By The Sea & all that living here has to offer.
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I have listed a new property at 10421 McDonald Park RD.
Welcome to Harbour Landing 2017 Built Arts & Crafts style home in new condition. The Salt Spring Plan offered a spacious 3 Bedroom home with an adjoining self contained legal 1 BR suite. No Strata Fees/strata rules in this well planned out neighborhood of stunning homes. Casual elegance exudes throughout with engineered plank-style hardwood floors thru your main living, a master bedroom that comes complete with lrg walk in closet & heated marble tiled ensuite with bathtub. 10' ceilings & a gorgeous kitchen with an abundance of cabinets & Ceasarstone-Slab topped Island, perfect for the family to gather at. Cooks kitchen with gas oven & range, open concept main level featuring beautiful mantle & stone surround gas fireplace. Tankless HWT on demand, heat pump & air conditioning, heated crawl space & double car garage. Steps to all levels of schools, many local area parks, the Airport & Ferries, the ocean & just a few minutes walk into Sidney By The Sea & all that living here has to offer.
 

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Ann Watlet, Realtor

Ann Watley | Personal Real Estate Corporation

Your Greater Victoria Real Estate Area Specialist

 

Pemberton Holmes Real Estate

107-2360 Beacon Ave,

Sidney B.C., Canada
Office: 250-656-3486 
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Please visit our Open House at 215 2245 James White BLVD in SIDNEY.
Open House on Saturday, July 22, 2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
East facing unit allows you to take in the morning sun with your cuppa coffee and take your time to enjoy it as your deck also captures some of the south sun. Not a thing to do, just get ready to pack!! With 2 Bedrooms this one has been updated with extras such as oak flooring, fully remodeled bathroom, this unit comes w/insuite laundry, covered parking, and a 4X8 storage locker. All features of this fully remediated building with a strong contingency fund that is still under warranty. This one underwent a full remediation and when it did, the building and the grounds were all updated, with new lobbies, hallways and landscaping that features great outdoor areas and a pond. Commercial space below you and no-one above you this one is unique and super quiet.
 

Talk again soon, 


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Ann Watley

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Ann Watlet, Realtor

Ann Watley | Personal Real Estate Corporation

Your Greater Victoria Real Estate Area Specialist

 

Pemberton Holmes Real Estate

107-2360 Beacon Ave,

Sidney B.C., Canada
Office: 250-656-3486 
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I have listed a new property at 217 1009 McKenzie AVE in VICTORIA.
UVIC area condo, South facing, 1 bedroom condo on the quiet side! Offering a spacious layout with a dining area, generous sized living room, tons of closet space & a extra large enclosed balcony....set up one side as additional living area, office, playroom? Access is from the L/room, D/room & BR. Royal Woods, is a well-established professionally managed building offering plenty of parking, storage, a pool, exercise room, sauna, hot tub, tennis court, workshop & games room. This building comes with a HUGE bonus: Heat & hot water are included in your strata fees! On a very quick & direct bus route to UVIC or to downtown. This super convenient location is steps to groceries, all major bus routes, entertainment & the Galloping Goose Trail.
 

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Ann Watley

#SidneyRealtor

Ann Watlet, Realtor

Ann Watley | Personal Real Estate Corporation

Your Greater Victoria Real Estate Area Specialist

 

Pemberton Holmes Real Estate

107-2360 Beacon Ave,

Sidney B.C., Canada
Office: 250-656-3486 
http://annwatley.com 

ann@annwatley.com

 

 

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July 2017 Ann Watley Real Estate Market Summary Report

The Greater Victoria BC Real Estate Market  

"More insight into the housing market is always a good thing for realtors, home sellers and buyers. "

Recently, there has been a lot of positive media circling around about the Greater Victoria Region. Take for example, the recent article in the Victoria Buzz about the Agents Choice Awards. These awards are voted on by travel agents. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada was ranked as the 5th best city in Canada!

 

“This year’s awards prove we are top of mind among people whose job is selling vacations to potential visitors,” says Paul Nursey, President and CEO of Tourism Victoria.

 

Then there is the article published in the Victoria Times Colonist from the The Wall Street Journal titled, "U.S. view: ‘Sleepy’ Victoria a real-estate bargain."  

 

"... the story said that the Victoria housing market is waking up. We know that it’s been awake for a while. Just ask anyone who has tried to find a single-family house in the core in the past few years. Our market is sizzling hot and ..."


All in all, the more people talking about The Greater Victoria Region creates a positive real estate environment for realtors, home sellers and buyers. Below I have posted a breakdown of the real estate statistics for the month of July 2017 shared online by the Victoria Real Estate Board. 

 

 

 

 

More insight into the housing market is always a good thing for realtors, home sellers and buyers. It is more important now, more than ever, to share information and to keep oneself up to speed on the ever changing market conditions and trends. And one trend is that the Victoria housing market is building up momentum.

 

"The good news for buyers is that inventory is slowly starting to build," adds President Balabanian. "But buyers can still anticipate multiple offer scenarios in certain high demand neighbourhoods where inventory is being bought at a more rapid pace. It's never been a better time to be a seller, with MLS® Home Price Index prices at a record high for the Victoria Core." June 2017 Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) Market Report.

 

Link to Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) Market Report:
www.vreb.org/current-statistics

 

Link to entire Victoria Buzz article:

www.victoriabuzz.com/2017/06/victoria-ranked-fifth-best-city-canada-agents-choice-awards/ 

 

Link to Times Colonist article:

www.timescolonist.com/news/local/u-s-view-sleepy-victoria-a-real-estate-bargain-1.20727851

 

Ann Watley Featured Real Estate Listings

Walk up Townhouse in the heart of Langford, British Columbia, Canada


"This New York Brownstone inspired "walk up" style townhome offers 3 Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms on 3 levels with drive-in garage plus carport." (Learn More)

 

 James White Boulevard in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada


"East facing unit allows you to take in the morning sun with your cuppa coffee and take your time to enjoy it as your deck also captures some of the south sun." (Learn More)

 

For a conversation about matching your passions with your real estate needs lets talk, 


Ann Watley

#SidneyRealtor

Ann Watlet, Realtor

Ann Watley | Personal Real Estate Corporation

Your Greater Victoria Real Estate Area Specialist

 

Pemberton Holmes Real Estate

107-2360 Beacon Ave,

Sidney B.C., Canada
Office: 250-656-3486 
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I have listed a new property at 105 2726 Peatt RD in VICTORIA.
Welcome to spacious urban living. This New York Brownstone inspired "walk up" style townhome offers 3 Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms on 3 levels with drive-in garage plus carport! This beautiful unit comes with lots of extra features, upgraded appliances, double wall oven, stylish cabinets, breakfast bar & quartz countertops. All overlooking a generous great room style livingroom with feature fireplace & 9' ceilings. 2 Upper bedrooms with 12' ceilings & a Master Bedroom that offers a full ensuite with stunning multi head shower & his-n-hers closets. Enjoy your PRIVATE sun-soaked rooftop patio just ideal for entertaining or outdoor space perfect for kids & pets. Upper deck is all set up with a beautiful firepit for that evening time family wind down
 

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Ann Watley

#SidneyRealtor

Ann Watlet, Realtor

Ann Watley | Personal Real Estate Corporation

Your Greater Victoria Real Estate Area Specialist

 

Pemberton Holmes Real Estate

107-2360 Beacon Ave,

Sidney B.C., Canada
Office: 250-656-3486 
http://annwatley.com 

ann@annwatley.com

 

 

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I have listed a new property at 215 2245 James White BLVD in SIDNEY.
East facing unit allows you to take in the morning sun with your cuppa coffee and take your time to enjoy it as your deck also captures some of the south sun. Not a thing to do, just get ready to pack!! With 2 Bedrooms this one has been updated with extras such as oak flooring, fully remodeled bathroom, this unit comes w/insuite laundry, covered parking, and a 4X8 storage locker. All features of this fully remediated building with a strong contingency fund that is still under warranty. This one underwent a full remediation and when it did, the building and the grounds were all updated, with new lobbies, hallways and landscaping that features great outdoor areas and a pond. Commercial space below you and no-one above you this one is unique and super quiet.
 

Talk again soon, 


Real Estate Update provided by Ann Watley


Ann Watley

#SidneyRealtor

Ann Watlet, Realtor

Ann Watley | Personal Real Estate Corporation

Your Greater Victoria Real Estate Area Specialist

 

Pemberton Holmes Real Estate

107-2360 Beacon Ave,

Sidney B.C., Canada
Office: 250-656-3486 
http://annwatley.com 

ann@annwatley.com

 

 

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I have listed a new property at 9358 Canora RD in NORTH SAANICH.
Welcome to Canora Mews where style meets comfort, The BEDFORD was certainly the most popular plan offered in this well designed subdivision. Over 1800 square feet this 3 Bedroom home comes with an added bonus of a 11x15 family room to top it off. This design makes just the right amount of space for the family. Large walk in closet & full sized ensuite in the Master Bedroom. All closets have been designed & upgraded by Incredible Closets so that everything can be neat, tidy & in its place. Plenty of extra features added at the time of purchase, appliances are all top of the line, stunning tile backsplash upgrade, many details such as 9 foot ceilings, ductless heat pumps, gas fireplaces, crawlspace inground sprinkler system, double car garage
 

Talk again soon, 


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Ann Watley

#SidneyRealtor

Ann Watlet, Realtor

Ann Watley | Personal Real Estate Corporation

Your Greater Victoria Real Estate Area Specialist

 

Pemberton Holmes Real Estate

107-2360 Beacon Ave,

Sidney B.C., Canada
Office: 250-656-3486 
http://annwatley.com 

ann@annwatley.com

 

 

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Please visit our Open House at 3393 Robson PL in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, June 10, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Clear views of Mt. Baker & the Olympic Mountains as the backdrop for your well set up outdoor living area that features a dual sided fireplace to the living room, along with panoramic ocean & city light views. We are sure you'll never tire of the scenery that showcases glowing cruise ships & sparkling city lights. Virtually new custom home with extras like 11 foot ceilings in the livingroom, customization throughout including a chefs delight kitchen. Offering 3 Bedrooms, a bright sunny office, media room along w/recreation room & a separate 1 Bedroom, bright legal suite. Stunning high end finishing throughout, a gorgeous Master suite with a 5 piece ensuite & 12x10 walk-in closet. Suite has its own private outdoor space & is self contained
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June 2017 Victoria Real Estate Market Report

VREB market statistics for May 2017 were released earlier this month.

 

"This month we have seen an increase in inventory - which means that buyers have more choice - and it means that now in some areas sellers are competing for buyers," says 2017 Victoria Real Estate Board President Ara Balabanian. 

 

Quoting from the report, President Balabarian ends with, "As we have predicted, we are seeing the beginning of a gradual return to a balanced market in the Victoria area. In conditions such as the ones we see now, it's more important than ever to have an expert REALTOR® on your side whether you are buying or selling a property." 


Victoria Real Estate Board
Thu Jun 1,  2017:

  May May
  2017 2016
Net Unconditional Sales: 1,006 1,289
New Listings: 1,451 1,423
Active Listings: 1,896 2,406


Please Note

  • Left Column: stats for the entire month from this year
  • Right Column: stats for the entire month from last year
  • This information comes from the latest 'Monthly Comparative Activity By Property Type' Report


 

** Stats Provided By VREB (Victoria Real Estate Board)

 

"Ann's New-to-the-Market Real Estate Listings are featured below, give me a call anytime to speak to me about other new inventory I have scheduled to come on the market over the next few weeks," Ann Watley

Featured Homes For Sale
www.AnnWatley.com

404 610 Johnson Street in VICTORIA:
Vi Downtown Condo Apartment for sale (Victoria) : MLS(r) # 378836 (View Listing)

Seaside Living North Saanich  (View Listing)

4425 Happy Valley Road in VICTORIA: Me Metchosin Single Family Detached for sale (Metchosin) : MLS(r) # 378470 (View Listing) 

 

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Ann Watley

#SidneyRealtor

Ann Watlet, Realtor

Ann Watley | Personal Real Estate Corporation

Your Greater Victoria Real Estate Area Specialist

 

Pemberton Holmes Real Estate

107-2360 Beacon Ave,

Sidney B.C., Canada
Office: 250-656-3486 
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ann@annwatley.com

 

 

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I have listed a new property at 404 610 Johnson ST in VICTORIA.
Downtown living with a 700 sq ft wrap around entertainment sized outdoor "living" area. It's certainly where you will want to spend your time enjoying the south sun. This bright & spacious immaculate unit right in the Heart of Downtown Victoria is move in ready & literally steps to all that the city has to offer. 2 BR's & 2 BA features such as Bamboo flooring, granite countertops, S/steel appliances & gas range, 12 ft. high vaulted ceilings with cedar beams in your open living space, gas fireplace, in-suite laundry. Gas & Water is included in fees. The 'Monaco' was refurbished in 2007 providing you with the best of both worlds, new condos inside while the character of the exterior still rings with old world charm. Location Location Location
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I have listed a new property at 10973 Inwood RD in NORTH SAANICH.
Tucked away on a secluded area of Curteis Point is this cozy waterfront home with great curbside appeal & strong bones that awaits you to put your updating touches on. All principle rooms come with open views of the sea. Level entry home, with MBR that includes a 3 piece ensuite. Brick fireplace featured in both the L/R up & down. This special property offers many things, privacy along with water & island views that are out of this world. Take in your morning sunrise & watch the marine activity as the boats travel through Page Passage. Tucked along a quiet street of stunning properties, approximately ten minutes from Victoria Airport, B.C. Ferries & downtown Sidney. You will enjoy this lifestyle with country markets & restaurants close by.
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I have listed a new property at 4425 Happy Valley RD in VICTORIA.
OPEN HSE SAT 11-2PM. 2 acres in the Heart of Metchosin.Wittys Lagoon, Matheson Lake, horse riding rings, walking, hiking & riding trails surrounding you to compliment the perfect hobby farm or horse lovers property. Many updates in this 2 level home that include newer roof, furnace, vinyl windows, heat pump & high occupancy septic treatment system. 3 BR's up with 2 PC ensuite in the mstbrm. Large kitchen opens out to the dining area, just step out the patio doors to the sun drenched south & west facing deck. Lower level could be developed into a bright suite. 2 car carport, plenty of room for the toys & RV parking. 3 stall Barn with electrical, greenhouse & storage shed. its all set up here for you. Walk across to My Chosen cafe for dinner!
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Please visit our Open House at 4425 Happy Valley RD in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, May 27, 2017 11:00AM - 2:00PM
OPEN HSE SAT 11-2PM. 2 acres in the Heart of Metchosin.Wittys Lagoon, Matheson Lake, horse riding rings, walking, hiking & riding trails surrounding you to compliment the perfect hobby farm or horse lovers property. Many updates in this 2 level home that include newer roof, furnace, vinyl windows, heat pump & high occupancy septic treatment system. 3 BR's up with 2 PC ensuite in the mstbrm. Large kitchen opens out to the dining area, just step out the patio doors to the sun drenched south & west facing deck. Lower level could be developed into a bright suite. 2 car carport, plenty of room for the toys & RV parking. 3 stall Barn with electrical, greenhouse & storage shed. its all set up here for you. Walk across to My Chosen cafe for dinner!
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I have listed a new property at 7154 West Saanich RD in BRENTWOOD BAY.
Welcome to Peninsula Pet Grooming! This long established business has been owned and operated by the same family now for over 25 years. It comes with a long-term, loyal client base. Located in the heart of Brentwood with great curbside exposure onto West Saanich Road is this popular pet grooming business. Included are all tools and supplies in this turn-key operation that comes with all you need to operate this excellent business opportunity. Call us for further details and information.
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I have listed a new property at 3393 Robson PL in VICTORIA.
Clear views of Mt. Baker & the Olympic Mountains as the backdrop for your well set up outdoor living area that features a dual sided fireplace to the living room, along with panoramic ocean & city light views. We are sure you'll never tire of the scenery that showcases glowing cruise ships & sparkling city lights. Virtually new custom home with extras like 11 foot ceilings in the livingroom, customization throughout including a chefs delight kitchen. Offering 3 Bedrooms, a bright sunny office, media room along w/recreation room & a separate 1 Bedroom, bright legal suite. Stunning high end finishing throughout, a gorgeous Master suite with a 5 piece ensuite & 12x10 walk-in closet. Suite has its own private outdoor space & is self contained
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Please visit our Open House at 9704 Fifth ST.
Open House on Saturday, May 13, 2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Open House Saturday 11-1 New York Brownstone inspired concept, one of four unit freehold title. What that means for you? NO strata fees. Located right in the heart of Sidney, no restrictions, this is truly a place you can call your home. Elegance galore with extra features throughout including soaring 9' 6" ceilings, stainless steel appliances, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, granite and quartz. With dramatic open staircase with cathedral windows for maximum light, we are certain you will be pleased with the detail and finishing found here. Lots of extras; double car garage with work area, lower level flex room for an office, workout or media area, nothing has been overlooked.
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May 2017 Victoria Real Estate Market Report

VREB market statistics for April 2017 were released earlier this month indicating that the housing inventory in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is still increasing slightly and sales are "constrained". According to VREB Board President quoted in the press release, "... the market is gradually moving towards a more balanced state...".

 

History tells us that listing your home when demand is high and supply is low is always a good situation for the seller. Balabanian of the VREB further stated in the release that "Inventory is still low, which means that buyers may encounter multiple offer situations in some of the high demand areas - there is still more demand than supply."

 

However, one of the most important decisions you will make in the home selling process is selecting a Realtor to assit you in your Real Estate transaction. Make sure you have a good Realtor in your corner, someone who communicates well with you. A Realtor will make a difference when seeking good value for your home in what could easily be one of your life's most important transactions. 

 

According to the VREB report there were 34.8% fewer listings this April compared to April 2016. When there are fewer houses for sale, an increasing population of buyers, a possibility of multiple offers and you are seeking a home in a popular housing market the demand will, most likely, always put pressure on supply. We see that in the price of an average single family home in Victoria, BC which has gone from 684,900 (2016) to 805,100 (2017).

 

 

** Stats Provided By VREB (Victoria Real Estate Board)

 

"Ann's New-to-the-Market Real Estate Listings are featured below, give me a call anytime to speak to me about other new inventory I have scheduled to come on the market over the next few weeks," Ann Watley

Featured Homes For Sale
www.AnnWatley.com

6220 Welch Road in Saanichton, BC : MLS(r) # 377389
Greater Victoria Region (Saanich, BC) (View Listing)

923 Whisperwind Place in Victoria, BC : MLS(r) # 376786
Greater Victoria Region (Langford, BC) (View Listing)

9704 Fifth Street : Sidney, BC : MLS(r) # 377385
Greater Victoria Region (Sidney, BC) (View Listing)

 


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Ann Watley

#SidneyRealtor

Ann Watlet, Realtor

Ann Watley | Personal Real Estate Corporation

Your Greater Victoria Real Estate Area Specialist

 

Pemberton Holmes Real Estate

107-2360 Beacon Ave,

Sidney B.C., Canada
Office: 250-656-3486 
http://annwatley.com 

ann@annwatley.com

 

 

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I have listed a new property at 6220 Welch RD in SAANICHTON.
The moment the gates open & you enter "Applewood" you will feel a sense of excitement in knowing you may have the privilege to call this property your home. This elegant 2010 built home boasts 4,735 sqft of one-level living on farmable land in the Martindale valley area. It's all set up for you here with a pool, hot tub & guest house in the South facing backyard. Sell your eggs & produce w ducks & chickens, apple trees, blueberry plants, cherries, peaches, blackberries & raspberries, all established on this 3.21 acre property. Elegance & comfort are the words that come to mind custom stained glass, every BR has full ensuite, large great room off gourmet kitchen w new appliances, granite island & eating bar. The list of features is endless.
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I have listed a new property at 9704 Fifth ST.
New York Brownstone inspired concept, one of four unit freehold title. What that means for you? NO strata fees. Located right in the heart of Sidney, no restrictions, this is truly a place you can call your home. Elegance galore with extra features throughout including soaring 9' 6" ceilings, stainless steel appliances, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, granite and quartz. With dramatic open staircase with cathedral windows for maximum light, we are certain you will be pleased with the detail and finishing found here. Lots of extras; double car garage with work area, lower level flex room for an office, workout or media area, nothing has been overlooked.
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